Maritime accidents

May 22, 2019 - 3:22 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. A statement by the Alabama Historical Commission said remains of...
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This May 13, 2019 photo provided by Ryan Sinkey, shows a Coast Guard Station Ketchikan response boat crew searching for survivors from a downed floatplane in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska. Two floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. (Ryan Sinkey via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 7:28 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level before they crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board announced after a team arrived from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. The two planes...
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Emergency response crews transport an injured passenger to an ambulance at the George Inlet Lodge docks, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Ketchikan, Alaska. The passenger was from one of two sightseeing planes reported down in George Inlet early Monday afternoon and was dropped off by a U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot response boat. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 11:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near...
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May 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm
BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Officials say air monitoring hasn't raised health concerns as cleanup efforts continue following a collision at a busy commercial waterway near Houston involving four vessels that caused a toxic gasoline product to leak into the water. Authorities said air testing Sunday found...
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May 11, 2019 - 10:21 am
BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — A busy commercial waterway near Houston remains partially closed following a collision involving four vessels that caused a toxic gasoline product to leak into the water. Authorities said at a news conference Saturday that the hull of a 755-foot (230-meter) tanker punctured...
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May 10, 2019 - 6:44 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A U.N. migration official and Tunisia's state news agency say as many as 70 migrants have drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea and at least 16 other people have been rescued. An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the...
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In this Jan. 2019, photo provided by Luisa Garcia, mother of Yubreilys Merchán, shows Merchan in Güiria, Venezuela. Merchán, a 23-year-old hairdresser, survived when the wooden boat carrying her and other Venezuelans, mostly women, sank on its way to Trinidad early Wednesday, April 24, near the Venezuelan island of Patos, 5 miles from a peninsula in the Venezuelan state of Sucre. (Carmen Garcia via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 11:24 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old hairdresser stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the...
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April 25, 2019 - 11:29 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the boat that sank in the Caribbean Sea (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Officials say they're searching for 21 people who are missing after a boat sank in the Caribbean Sea off the shore of Venezuela. Lt. Kerron Valere of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said...
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April 17, 2019 - 3:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each...
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Romanian special police troops carry bags of cocaine outside the building of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Authorities captured over a tone of high purity cocaine with an estimated value of 300 million euros (338 million USD) from a capsized boat in the Danube Delta. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
March 26, 2019 - 9:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized more than a ton of high-grade cocaine stashed on a boat that capsized in the Danube Delta. Police hauled bags of cocaine, with an estimated street value of 300 million euros ($338 million), on Tuesday outside the agency that investigates...
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